Please indulge me while I type up this tribute to a favorite vintage person who also happens to be very modern…
She is someone who defines optimism as “…an 80+ year old woman who renews her passport.” (And uses it!)
She’s on Facebook. She’s an email pro and has been for years.
She knows what in the world airbnb* is and finds it pretty interesting.
She takes selfies!
Selfie taken while dining on roasted duck & fig crepes from "Planet of the Crepes" food cart
She has a resume that contains the following titles: Award-winning Author, Gourmet Chef, Restaurant Review Writer, Business Owner, and Hotel Social Director. (There are more. This is just the highlight reel. )
Former Social Director at the beautiful Broadmoor Hotel
She found her great love at age 80 and married him.
She is a tireless cheerleader for reconnecting far-flung family members.
She induces anxiety by asking this visiting short order cook to prepare dinner for her. (See previous reference to “Gourmet Chef” and “Restaurant Review Writer.” Sheer terror, I tell you.)
Celebrating something or another
She reduces anxiety by introducing visiting short order cooks to Prosecco, Limoncello, and Bellinis.
She shares a rare genetic disorder with yours truly that involves the acquisition of pretty vintage dishes. So many dishes. We can’t be stopped but probably should be.
She appreciates beauty all around her, especially in her home and her garden.
She dresses so stylishly that someone needs to put her on the pages of Vogue.
She reads my blog, refers to me as a writer and encourages and supports all of my endeavors.
All of this (and much, much more) describes my Auntie Phyllis, who turns 90 today.
I would love and appreciate it so much if you would please wish her a “Happy Birthday” in the comments below. Thank you. ♥
Photo borrowed from her Facebook page
Ninety! Love you, Auntie! xo